Driving home thisafternoon I was almost cleaned up, again.
There's a sweeping bend on Mt Crosby Road heading west between Anstead Road and just before Kangaroo Gully Road. The speed limit there is 70kph.
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As I was on that bend (to the right of the route number "37"), or approaching it, an unladen (I think, I had other things to think about - maybe it had a backhoe on it?), low-loader was coming the other way.
I thought, "Gee, he's going a bit fast..." Jus as that thought crossed my mind his back end started sliding into my lane (the curve is a right hander for me).
Sliding into my lane.
Sliding across the double lines.
Double truck wheels at the back of the low-loader sliding across the double lines into my path. Over the double lines by about 2ft 6" (nearly a metre I think - I'm old, I remember the old measurements!).
Nowhere to go, a guardrail has been put at the side of the road for some stupid reason. Fortunately I was able to brake and steer a little further to the left.
The truck must have sped up as the rear slid across in front of me, I was in front of the truck, and I think the driver felt it go, and also saw the look on my face.... Kinda like this:
I think he sped up and that pulled the back end out of the slide.
Now I'm all stiff and sore, and It gave me quite a fright.
My number mustn't be up.